Aftershocks continue in northern Peru; more than 700 injured by earthquake

Sullana was the closest coastal city to the epicenter of Friday's earthquake, where the telluric movement was strongly felt and has caused damage to buildings as well as roads and infrastructure.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new aftershock of magnitude 3.8 was felt this Saturday (31) in the Piura region, after the earthquake of magnitude 6.1 of the day before that has left so far more than 700 injured and at least 187 houses affected in this area of northern Peru.

The aftershock was reported by the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) at 8 AM local time (13.00 GMT). The epicenter was 14 kilometers southwest of Sullana, at a depth of 35 kilometers, and followed others during the early morning.

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